|Posted on February 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM|
Order of Play – Thursday, February 10, 2010
CENTRE COURT - Matches Start At: 11:00 am
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Benoit PAIRE (FRA)
Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)
Julien BENNETEAU (FRA)/Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) vs Andy MURRAY (GBR)/Jamie MURRAY (GBR)
Not Before 7:30 PM
Thiemo DE BAKKER (NED) vs Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)
Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER)
First on Centre Court is No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych against qualifier Dmitry Tursunov. Berdych has been very strong this year, but he has never passed the second round at this event (in five prior appearances, he has had three first-round losses and two second round losses). He was ruthless against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in his first match this week, beating him in 55 minutes, 61 62 (he had a losing record against the Spaniard, too). He has a 4-1 lifetime record versus Tursunov, the only loss coming in a third set tie-break back in 2006.
H2H Tomas Berdych / Dmitry Tursunov
(Q) Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs (4) Tomas Berdych (CZE) Berdych Leads 4-1
- 2006 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 6-7(2) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4
- 2006 Mumbai (India) Hard F Dmitry Tursunov 6-3 4-6 7-6(5)
- 2007 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-1 6-1
- 2008 ATP Masters Series Miami (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-2
- 2010 Washington (USA) Hard R32 Tomas Berdych 7-6(2) 4-6 6-1
YTD W-L: 1-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 6
Date of Birth: December 12, 1982
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 151
• Playing second tournament of season (1-1 record); fell 1st Rd. at Australian Open (l. to Troicki); also played ATP World Tour qualifying once (Brisbane) and won one Challenger title (Singapore)
• Third appearance here (2-2 record); fell 1st Rd. in 2008 (l. to Nadal); reached 2nd Rd. in 2009 (l. to Tsonga); is 1-0 so far this year (as qualifier, d. Golubev in 1st Rd.)
SF: Chennai (l Wawrinka); QF: Australian Open (l Djokovic)
YTD W-L: 8-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 7
• Playing third tournament of season (8-2 record); reached SF at Chennai (l. to Wawrinka) then QF at Australian Open (l. to Djokovic; has now reached QF or better at first three majors, only one missing is US Open)
• Sixth appearance at Rotterdam (3-5 record); reached 2nd Rd. twice, in 2005 (l. to Davydenko) and 2008 (l. to Karlovic); fell 1st Rd. in other three appearances (2006, 2007 and 2009); is 1-0 so far this year (as No. 4 seed, d. Garcia-Lopez in 1st Rd.).
Tomas Berdych reaches quarterfinals in Rotterdam
Berdych started off well and managed to fish it out a 6-4 but then Tusrsunov turned things around as he saved a few break points and broke serve to level scores and took the set to a decider. Berdych struggled to break serve till the 12th game. The Czech slammed 16 aces and won 90% of his first serve points to take the match 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and became the first to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Tomas Berdych in action at ABN AMRO Rotterdam on Thursday, February 2, 2011
BERDYCH BATTLES PAST TURSUNOV
by ATP Staff | 10.02.2011
World No. 7 Tomas Berdych was made to work hard for his place in the quarter-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, battling past Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 on Thursday at the ATP World Tour 500 indoor hard-court tennis tournament in Rotterdam.
The Czech player improved to a 5-1 career lead over former Top 20 player Tursunov as he struck 16 aces, three more than Tursunov, and capitalised on two of seven break point chances to seal victory in just over two hours.
Berdych is through to the quarter-finals for the first time in six appearances in Rotterdam and improved to a 9-2 match record in what has been a strong start to the season for the 25 year old. He was a semi-finalist in Chennai (l. to Wawrinka) before losing out to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
Berdych edges past Tursunov to reach Rotterdam quarters
Tomas Berdych said he got lucky to beat Russia's Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 4-6 7-5 on Thursday to reach the quarter-final of the World Indoor tournament.
The Czech, runner-up at Wimbledon last year, was pushed hard by Tursunov who grabbed his one break point chance of the match to extend the contest into a deciding set.
"It was a close match between two players who play their best tennis on this surface and today I was the luckiest one," fourth seed Berdych told reporters.
"Now I will have my first match against (Jo-Wilfried) Tsonga on the tour and I am happy about that but it won't be easy."
Tomas, you bright up my day and embellish websites...
Berdych advances in Rotterdam
2/10/11 | Cheryl Murray
Tomas Berdych got through a tricky 3-set match against qualifier Dmitry Tursunov to make his way into Friday’s quarterfinals.
Tomas Berdych def. Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
This match was a high-quality affair. Tursunov has often been known for his spotty shot selection and a tendency towards unforced errors, but he held it together on Thursday. Had Berdych not served as well as he had, the outcome could have been different for the Russian. Unfortunately for Tursunov he ran into an in-form Berdych.
The world No. 7 lost just 5 points on his first serve for the match and 7 on his second. He had one blip in the middle set where Tursunov broke him at love; otherwise the Czech man was nearly flawless on serve.
The win sends Berdych into the quarterfinals, where he will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who battled past Michael Llodra on Wednesday.
Berdych Fight Off Tursunov
Fourth seed Tomas Berdych, who had a one-hour stroll in the opening round, had to work for more than two hours Thursday to get past Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.
"Conditions here suit my game, I served well and played aggressive," said Berdych, who lost the Wimbledon final last year to Rafael Nadal after beating Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.
Berdych next faces eighth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for a semi-final spot.
Berdych beats Tursunov to reach Rotterdam quarterfinals
By Kathleen Kelley | 10-Feb-2011
Fourth seeded Tomas Berdych edges past Russian Dmitry Tursunov in three sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of Rotterdam Open
Fourth seeded Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic defeated Dmitry Tursunov of Russia to reach the quarterfinals of World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam on Thursday.
Both players looked good in the middle from the start and held to their serves with ease. At 5-4, Tursunov took a medical break before serving to stay in the match. He struggled to keep the ball in play in the game and got himself broken to love to gift one set lead to Berdych.
In the second set, Berdych displayed the same kind of form as of first set but went completely off the boil in the fifth game and gifted the break to Russian, who maintaned the break till the end of set.
No breaks were exchanged in the third set till 6-5, when Tursunov failed to serve to stay in the match and lost the match in three sets.
In his first quarterfinal appearance Berdych will face Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga.
Tomas Berdych was made to work hard for his quarter-final place
Top seed and defending champion Robin Soderling had to rally from match-point down to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber and reach the last eight of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych was another to be pushed to the limit before edging through 6-4 4-6 7-5 against Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov in two hours.
Berdych fired 16 aces and won two of seven break chances, earning a date with Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga whom he will meet for the first time.